The role of small-scale images by Wenceslaus Hollar: the rebuilding of London in the late seventeenth century

Fontana-Giusti, Gordana (2012) The role of small-scale images by Wenceslaus Hollar: the rebuilding of London in the late seventeenth century. In: Adler, G. and Brittain-Catlin, Timothy and Fontana-Giusti, Gordana, eds. Scale: Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture. Critiques: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities, 1 (7). Routledge , London, pp. 21-42. ISBN 978-0-415-68711-9 (hbk) or 978-0-415-68711-6 (pbk). (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This chapter examines the architectural work of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607- 77) in terms of its scale of representation, focusing on the role this opus has maintained in relation to architecture and the cities of the seventeenth century. It concentrates on the significance of small-scale images and argues that the craft that Hollar brought to England was critical for the development of architecture and urban design of London in the aftermath of the Great Fire. The chapter argues how early modern architectural representation brought together rich and nuanced cultural, geometric and empirical understanding of scale. The connection to late seventeenth-century urban design (and the work of Robert Hooke in particular) will be addressed, as it is still a lacuna in the architectural history of London.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: architecture of the seventeenth century
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 11:23
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2012 08:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28327 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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